Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Drink the District Invites You to Derby Day on May 3rd

Drink the District is back on May 3rd to celebrate the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". Sign up now for one of two sessions: 1 – 4 pm or 6 – 9 pm at 500 New York Ave for unlimited tastings of more than 75+ beers and wines and every ticket includes two mint juleps. We're told a nationally recognized dueling piano show is flying in! Food will be available at an additional cost at several DC Food Trucks and you can enjoy set ups for bocce, corn hole & giant jenga. There will be prizes for best hats and attire. Click...

Clean Team Springs Into Action

As spring crept into the MVT, the Clean Team took to the streets, cleaning and caring for the tree boxes and preparing the neighborhood for the warm weather. The tree boxes have been weeded, plants cut back for spring growth and mulched. Also, as part of the spring cleaning, the team held a competition to remove cigarette butts from tree boxes. Please help us keep the neighborhood clean this season and for our many dog lovers, please remember to pick up after your pets.

Silo Welcomes New Chef and Fresh Menus Abound

Delicious news from Silo this month. New Chef, Michael Walters, has joined the kitchen, consulting with Chef de Cuisine Calvin Di Giovanni, to create a new Modern American Bistro menu. View the new menu here. On Wed. April 9th, Silo invited the community to sample the new food and cocktail menu. Chef Walters and Chef Di Giovanni handed out free appetizer samples. Residents and visitors packed the restaurant for a lively evening complete with live jazz from Stolen Moment Jazz Duo.

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5th Street Ace Hardware Hosts Dog Adoption Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th from 12-2 pm, when the MVT CID, Wagtime and Karmalades will support 5th Street Ace Hardware's dog adoption event in front of the store at 1055 5th Street. Dogs and puppies from the Washington Animal Rescue League will be available for adoption. Ace will also offer 20% off all pet supplies during the event AND will give a $15 gift card to Ace Hardware to anyone who adopts.

MVT Blossoms

Glorious daffodils have bloomed along our streets. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of many of you last fall, more than 1,700 planted bulbs rewarded us with a big show this month. Also, in celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Lift Off sculpture at 5th & K Streets sprouted blossoms, lending an original and festive look to the MVT.

Capitol Crossing Update

Capitol Crossing is a 2.2 million square foot, multi-phase development located adjacent to Mount Vernon Triangle on the south side of Massachusetts Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Streets, NW. The project has begun development with the relocation of utility work followed by infill of a platform within the air rights space above the Center Leg Freeway. The project will return the city’s grid back to the original L'Enfant plan and creates a stronger connection between Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon Triangle and the Downtown East End. Additional information on Capitol...

MVT Spotlight: Chef de Cuisine Amy Brandwein of Alba Osteria

The Mount Vernon Triangle CID is pleased to continue its Spotlight series with an interview of Alba Osteria Chef de Cuisine, Amy Brandwein. Alba Osteria opened just before New Year’s 2014 to rave reviews. Guests can anticipate cuisine from the region of Piemonte, Italy with a focus on the town of Alba. Alba Osteria made it a priority to welcome the neighborhood into its beautiful space with a neighborhood night full of extended happy hour specials and complimentary tastings. They have continued on that tradition with regular neighborhood nights every first Thursday of...

NCBF in the MVT - Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival

MVT celebrates the NCBF with the lighting of City Vista in pink, Cherry Picks restaurant participation from Alba Osteria, and Drink the District’s Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival on Saturday, April 5th at the 5th & K St parking lot. There will be two sessions: 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The festival has extended a discount to friends of the MVT -- click...

Q-West Nails 2 Now Open at 468 K Street, NW

The MVT CID welcomes Q-West to the neighborhood. Q-West is a professional nail salon for women and men. Their experienced technicians specialize in world-class manicures and pedicures that pamper your hands and feet. Manicures start at $15 and pedicures start at $30. Q-West also offers waxing. The store is open every day: Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. For more information or an appointment, visit their ...

Friday 3/28 Jazz Concert at Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Come enjoy the music of trumpeter Michael Fitzhugh and The Lionel Lyles Quintet next Friday, March 28 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The Jazz Cafe Concert is hosted in the downstairs Marsh Fellowship Hall at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church located at 901 3rd St NW. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There is a $20 suggested donation. More event info here.